Kwiambana and/or Ningi

Date of Submission: 01/11/1995
Criteria: (ii)(iii)(iv)
Category: Cultural
Submitted by:
National Commission for Museums and Monuments
Coordinates: Kwiambana 11°06' North 6°48' East Ningi 10°10'North 9°50' East
Ref.: 492

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Kwiambana ruins lie on and around a twin-peakod granite inselberg in what has been until very recently a relatively inaccessible area of the Kwiambana Game Reserve. The well-preserved mud structures are enclosed by a five to seven metre high bank and ditch which becomes a mud-block wall with loopholes where the circular town wall passes over bare rock, and is a natural coursed rubble wall along many other sections. There are some low free-stone walls enclosing the steep hillside, and several level sites where houses may have been constructed.